What is Classical Education?Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium.
Location: 600 E Florida St. Clinton, SC 29325
Telephone: (864) 547-2018
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm
about Summit Classical School
Summit Classical School is a public classical charter school that opened in Clinton, SC in fall of 2019. Enrollment is now open for the 2020-2021 school year for 5K-4th grades. We opened with kindergarten through third grades and will add a grade each following year. We offer a classical education using the Core Knowledge curriculum.
Summit Has Moved In!
We have moved into our wonderful modular building and are so excited for all that is happening at Summit!
Would you watch this video about Classical Education below let us know if you have any questions about classical education or what we do at Summit?
The Vision Was Born
Conversations about our children and the kind of education that we want for them is what sparked us to pursue starting a charter school. We all want a school that fits the needs of our children and the desires of our families. School choice is something that we feel is very important for parents. We have choices for everything else, why shouldn’t we have choices when it comes to our children’s education?
Location Is Secured
Through the generosity of several donors, we have already secured a location. The building is in the heart of Clinton but is in need of renovations to be able to pass code as a school. Would you watch our story below and consider donating so that we can make classical education a reality in Clinton, SC?
Windows Were Donated!
Through generous donations from the building owner and local families, we were able to install new energy efficient windows throughout the building. This is a huge improvement to the old broken windows that took up so much of the building. We are finishing up the windows in the next two months. Since replacing the windows, renovations have continued at the hands of local volunteers and families that want to see the school up and running again.
Official Status Granted
At its April 20, 2018 public board meeting, the Charter Institute at Erskine Board of Trustees voted to conditionally approve the Summit Classical Charter School Charter application. The School is proposed to open in July of 2019.
How Can You Help?
It takes a village to raise a child and we cannot do this alone. Enroll your child or donate today to help us bring classical education to our community!
News & Announcements
You have choices for everything else, why shouldn’t you have a choice in your child’s education? We want to inform you so that you can make the best choices for your family.
What is Classical Education? by Susan Wise Bauer Last updated June 3, 2009 Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced...
Charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Because they are public schools, they are: • Open to all children; • Do not charge tuition;...
The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Student readers, teacher guides, activity books, and other materials are available for Language Arts and History and...
ANNUAL NOTICE OF
(SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES)
Upon request, Summit Classical School is required to evaluate the child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the school will appoint an Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The school locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents/guardians in this school.
Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school or district in which the child is enrolled.
Our Child Find Notice be found on the school website and posted within the school lobby.
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The Charter Institute at Erskine and Summit Classical school do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle the nondiscrimination policies.
For questions pertaining to Section 504, contact Sharath Rudrapati at 864-547-2018.
For questions pertaining to Title IX, contact Terrie Hall at 864-547-2018.